If You Are Late or Do Not Appear For Jury Duty

Your absence could prevent the trial from going forward, inconveniencing not only the parties and witnesses involved but also your fellow jurors. In the event you will be late or cannot appear due to a true emergency or illness, contact Jury Services as soon as possible at 804-751-4411 or by email: [email protected].  

It is the judge’s discretion on what action he or she may take should you fail to appear for jury duty. Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 8.01-356, failing to report for jury service may result in a criminal contempt of court charge and a fine not less that $50 nor more than $200.

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1. Jury Duty Selection Process
2. Notification of Jury Duty
3. Jury Duty Service Length
4. Responding / Confirming Receipt of Summons
5. Reminder Messages Regarding Your Status
6. Reporting For Jury Duty Is Mandatory
7. Requesting a Different Reporting Date
8. Students and Jury Duty
9. Exemption or Disqualification From Jury Duty
10. Lost Jury Summons - How to Obtain Another Copy
11. Employment and Jury Duty
12. Attendance Letter For Attending Jury Duty
13. Juror Amenities
14. Prohibited Items
15. Reimbursement for Jury Service
16. Inclement Weather or Changes to Court Schedule
17. Accommodation Requests
18. Dress Code and Etiquette
19. Juror Orientation
20. If You Are Late or Do Not Appear For Jury Duty